Thursday, February 22, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #260


Ready for a new CAS(E) this Sketch? Here's #260 compliments of Chrissy.


And here's my take on it.


I ink distressed the bottom portion of a watercolor card stock panel and spritzed
on some water. The two part sentiment was cut from the panel and popped up over
a Cement Gray card base. I finished off the card with a popped up flower and leaves.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the design team interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, March 1st
and as the winner, you'll be invited to guest design with us!
See you in the gallery!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #373




And here's my take on it.


After creating a top folded Cement Gray card, I cut a smaller panel from Stone
Gray card stock and cut a circle from the center. I adhered the panel to the card
base, then added three flowers and leaves in the center. I finished off the card
by popping up the white embossed sentiment.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can win a $50
MFT gift voucher as the random winner of the challenge! We hope to see you
in the gallery!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

MFT + Chibtronics® Collaboration Day 2




It's Day 2 of our fun collaboration with Chibitronics® and I'll have to admit
that this time around, I felt a little more confident with my circuitry skills 😬
Here's my card before being lit up by Chibi Lights.



I ink distressed a night sky on watercolor card stock and trimmed it with the
largest A2 Stitched Rectangle die. I cut three larger stars from the panel and
backed them with a piece of vellum. Small stars were cut from silver glitter
card stock and adhered to the sky.



The polar bear was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut with the matching
Die-namics. Two icebergs were cut and details were added with a Copic marker.
I stamped the sentiment on the iceberg in blue ink and decided this would be
where the recipient will press the battery to activate the Chibi lights.

The stars were covered from the back of the panel with vellum.Then it was time to
assemble the tape and LED stickers, after sketching a roughdraft of how I wanted
the tape to run to and from the battery.


I doubled up the dimensional tape around the card so the battery wouldn't
constantly be touching the tape and remain on. After adhering the front panel
to the card base, the stars lit up when the iceberg was pressed. Success!



If you've never tried Chibitronics® before, give it a try. The starter kit has everything
you'll need and comes with a handy book that will guide you through every step from
a simple circuit to more complex ones.

Visit today's Chibi Lights post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from the
Creative Team and comment for a chance to win a Chibi Lights Starter Kit! And
also visit the Chibitronics® blog for projects from their design team and comment
to win even more prizes!

(Note: The MFT winner has been chosen. Go here to see if it's you!)



CAS(E) this Sketch #259


CAS(E) this Sketch #259 is a little something from me. 
And it looks like this.


Here's how I interpreted the sketch--with tea!



I gold embossed the floral background then cut it with the banner shape and
adhered it to a Biscotti card base. The teapot was ink distressed and spritzed with
water then adhered to the card. A gold embossed sentiment finished off the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, Feb 22nd and as the
winner, you'll be invited to guest design with us on a future sketch!




MFT February Birthday Project--Up, Up and Away


Few things say “birthday” like a beautiful bouquet of balloons. For this month’s 
Birthday Project challenge, focus on a single bobbing balloon or cover your card
in copious amounts of colorful images or die cuts.
 I decided to go with a single balloon with the help of Blueprints 26. I love that you 
can make the balloon as small or as large as you like, depending on the placement
of the die. And of course, it had to be ink distressed.


After die cutting a good sized balloon, I ink distressed it with several shades of
blue inks and spritzed water. The balloon was adhered to a Stone Gray card base,
and I inserted the balloon string and adhered the bow. Using the Misti, I stamped 
the sentiment twice over the string, then added the birthday chick and sequins.



Grab your balloon stamps, stencils, and dies and join the challenge for a chance
to win a $50 MFT gift voucher! Get all the details in today's post at the Card 
Challenges blog. Hope to see you in the gallery!



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #372



Meet Sketch #372.


And here's my take on it.


I die cut Our Town twice from watercolor card stock in different heights then
colored them with Zig markers and a waterbrush. They were adhered to a Stone
Gray card base and topped with a strip of striped patterned paper. The sentiment
was white embossed on a rectangle piece of Gravel Gray card stock and adhered
to the card per the sketch.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could win a $50 MFT
gift voucher as the random winner of the challenge!



Monday, February 12, 2018

MFT February Release Replay



It's time for My Favorite Things February Release Replay when the design team
shares fresh ideas and more inspiration with the latest release.

Here's my project using Birdie Brown's Birthday Chicks and my first attempt
at no line coloring.


I started out by stamping the seven chicks in the center of the card with
Distress inks in the same color as a Copic marker, masking when necessary,
and then colored them in. Separately, I stamped more chicks, colored them, and
cut them out with the matching dies.



The panel was cut with the wonky stitched rectangle, then adhered to a Stone
Gray card base. I added the extra chicks over the stamped ones, stamped the
sentiment, and finished off the card with clear sequins. To make their features pop,
I dotted their eyes with black Nuvo Drops, and drew in their beaks and feet.


Since I had an extra chick, I stamped a sentiment on the inside, and added
the chick over it. I should do this more often; now the card feels complete!

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things to see how the rest of the team took
on the Release Replay challenge. Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, February 8, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #258


Are  you ready for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch?
Here's Sketch #258 brought to you by N@ Ali.



And here's my take on it.


Two rows of houses were watercolored with Zig markers and a waterbrush
then adhered to an In the Buff card base. The sentiment was white embossed
on a strip of black card stock and used to ground the houses.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the design team interpreted
the sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, Feb 15th
and as the winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

MFT February New Product Launch and Release



It's time!! You may now purchase My Favorite Things February Release!
All new products are waiting for you here in the MFT Store. Visit all the designers'
blogs and comment to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers!

I'd like to share a couple of projects using two new word Die-namics--Big Birthday
and Wish, and possibly add to your shopping list.

I've recently jumped on the alcohol ink bandwagon and one day I experimented with
different color combinations on Yupo paper. All products are available in the MFT Store.




It was fun to create the backgrounds but I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them.
 And then I thought about pairing them up with the new word Die-namics.



For the Wish card, I trimmed the panel down and die cut the WISH from the center.
I also cut the word from silver glitter card stock. After adhering tape behind the negative
space, I inlaid the silver letters in the respective spaces. I adhered the piece to a Stone
Gray card base and silver embossed the second part of the sentiment.



I did the exact same thing with the Big Birthday sentiment on a blue/green background.
I contemplated adding sequins or silver stars, but since the alcohol ink backgrounds
are so busy and colorful, I decided to go without. 


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Lastly, I'd like to direct you to another project that I did for MFT's February Release 
Class using Birdie Brown's adorable Birthday Chicks.


Keep checking MFT's Resource Section for a downloadable PDF of all projects shown
below as well as how to videos on MFTv's You Tube channel.




And there you have it--My Favorite Things February Release! Don't forget to visit all
the design team's blogs and leave comments along the way for a chance to win one of two
$100 MFT gift vouchers

Thanks so much for stopping by during the countdown and happy shopping!

(Edited to add: Gift voucher winners have been chosen. Go here to see if one of them was YOU!)